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Old 01-23-2013, 06:13 PM   #2206
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These lil' bikes seem to be selling well. I've seen 3 of them running around this fall/winter.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:12 AM   #2207
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These lil' bikes seem to be selling well. I've seen 3 of them running around this fall/winter.
I havn't seen official stats but I think the CBR250R, NC 700 platform and 150cc scooters are top selling for honda in europe.
Still love my lil 250 as well Brilliant bike.

Would like to get a testride on those new 700's and 500's though
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:05 AM   #2208
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Would like to get a testride on those new 700's and 500's though
That makes at least two of us as I know I'd also like to test ride a new NC700X and all three of the new 500s. I wouldn't mind a ride on the CBR250 either for that matter, just to compare with my old Ninja 250.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:01 AM   #2209
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:34 AM   #2210
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I'm thinking I'll ride my Duc 750SS for the season and sell it mid summer to pick up a used Cbr250 in the fall.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:02 PM   #2211
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I'm thinking I'll ride my Duc 750SS for the season and sell it mid summer to pick up a used Cbr250 in the fall.
Quite a bit different isn't it?
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:10 PM   #2212
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Quite a bit different isn't it?
Yes, but my main purpose for it is commuting. Other bikes fill other needs.
Right now my garage is all Ducati and Ural, so I need a Honda in there to make sure I have something that starts :-)
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:33 AM   #2213
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Yes, but my main purpose for it is commuting. Other bikes fill other needs.
Right now my garage is all Ducati and Ural, so I need a Honda in there to make sure I have something that starts :-)
I'd love to have a ural though.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:31 AM   #2214
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Yup, the Ural is cool. It is not practical though. If it were a 750cc it might be more useful, but the 650 hates the interstate.
I think the CBR could handle the commute with ease.

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Old 02-10-2013, 12:23 PM   #2215
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Larry, how is that new chain holding up with those old sprockets?
I ordered some sprockets about 2 weeks ago from the Honda dealer. I guess they are still waiting on the front one. I've heard the xr250 works on the front, but I decided to wait and see what shows up. Note to self: order everything way before you need it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:47 AM   #2216
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Larry, how is that new chain holding up with those old sprockets?
I ordered some sprockets about 2 weeks ago from the Honda dealer. I guess they are still waiting on the front one. I've heard the xr250 works on the front, but I decided to wait and see what shows up. Note to self: order everything way before you need it.

Like iron, they look really good, no hooking yet. Chain looks pretty good too, very minor adjustments compared to the stock chain. Good advice though, I'd better order up some sprockets and a chain just to be ready for it.

The BT45 tire experiment is a fail, excellent traction, but the rear is about gone with less than 8,000 miles on it. Better order up another one, that'll get me through the spring rains and wear out the BT45 front.

Gonna do a service this weekend on the bike, check the valves and such. 23,000 miles now.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:53 PM   #2217
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A sticky rear tire lasts 8000 miles and it is a fail?
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:57 PM   #2218
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This might be wrong, (but what here isn't,) I'm just going to put the new chain on, those sprockets look fine to me. They always say don't change one with out the other, but those still look like they still owe me some money, 10k miles worth at least.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:48 PM   #2219
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For $50-60 in sprockets you are throwing $ away on the new chain. Chain life will be shortened. If the chain is sacked, so are the sprockets.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:30 AM   #2220
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For $50-60 in sprockets you are throwing $ away on the new chain. Chain life will be shortened. If the chain is sacked, so are the sprockets.

Wrong. Not on a bike without horsepower, there was zero wear on the sprockets at 15,000 miles...none.


Ordered up another rear BT45, that should get me into May, I have a set of used radials off a WR250X to try during the summer.
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